It all started when…

…I was 7 years old and I found out I could draw dinosaurs, add text and magic: I made my first zine! (True story).

My name is Aafke and I was born and raised in the big and colourful Mexico City. Folk art, bright colours, nature, good food and a pet dog - my childhood recipe for happiness.

I moved in 2007 to Amsterdam and created a new colourful home.
My freelance life began in 2012, I found my passion in storytelling and have been working for many exciting clients. Now, I want to pursue my self-initiated projects and take my illustration and storytelling to another level!

My current studio is located in the lovely Oost (close to ‘t IJ Brewery). Here you can find me and dog Tjido, working on illustrations, making cool risograph prints and/or hosting workshops and events.

Would you like to collaborate?
Do you need a visual or illustration?
Or would you like to visit the studio?


Beginning to Tell You - 2019 - Amsterdam
Personal Stories - 2017 - Amsterdam
Pop-Tales Pictoplasma - 2017 - Berlin
Pop-up Exposarphaat - 2016 - Amsterdam  
Pictoplasma - 2016 - Berlin